this union representing teachers, and this white house have not always seen eye to eye, maybe this was an attempt to make nice, and he was very well received there. but he calls this an organized effort. at the same time we are seeing republican governors in wisconsin, in ohio, in new jersey who are actually trying to chang the way that union workers are treated. so, again, my question, does the vice president have a point here? is this organized on the part of the republicans? >> it's organized in a way, rick, based on the facts of the economy, and yes, on the republican party. i'm proud of the republican party that sto up and said, we have got to have real solutions here, real solutions at the state level. the fact is the federal government can no longer afford to bail out the states. governors do have to balance their budgets. and now they realize that it's no longer legislative math that let's them say we have a balanced budget. for ten years or so the states have done this and here we are.